Safety by the numbers

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Crime rankings don’t tell whole story

In 2010, Worcester surpassed Boston and Providence in violent crime.

That’s a surprising finding in The Research Bureau’s eighth “Benchmarking Public Safety in Worcester” report, released last week. Of the 10 largest New England cities, Worcester ranks fifth.

The most violent city that year was New Haven, followed by Springfield, Hartford and Bridgeport.

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